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Guild Members Cited in Article on Musicianship in Older Adults

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Nov 14, 2016

In a recent article for the Washington Post, “More older adults learn it’s never too late to pick up a music instrument,” the paper spoke with Guild member organizations that affirmed the growing trend of older adults deciding to play a musical instrument.

The article quotes Alicia Andrews, assistant director and adult division manager at the Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center (New York, NY), who notes that “It’s a growing trend…In the last few years, more adults are really making music and arts a priority in their lives. ‘Bucket list’ is such a trendy term, but that’s what they say — ‘Playing an instrument has been on my bucket list.’ ”

Touching on music schools that serve older adults, the article cites Levine Music (Washington D.C.). According to the Washington Post, Levine serves 800 adult students, many of which “are retirees, and over a third come in never having played an instrument.”

Read the full article here.

*Photo credit: Lifetime Arts, New Rochelle, NY

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